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Sculptor in bronze, wood, aluminium and stone. Born in Eccles, Lancashire, Milne studied electrical engineering at Salford Royal Technical College in 1945, then transferred to the art school at the College, specialising in sculpture, until 1951. In the following year he attended the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, in Paris. For two years he was then a pupil of the sculptor Barbara Hepworth and her assistant. Although some of Hepworth’s assistants later moved away from her style, Milne’s work continued to bear some relation to it. Milne from the early 1960s visited Greece regularly, an influence which showed itself in works such as Gnathos, owned by the Tate Gallery. Milne participated in many group exhibitions, including Penwith Society and Newlyn Society, in Cornwall, Plymouth City Art Gallery and Genesis Galleries, New York.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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